Previous SOFaM Events


Browse Past Events and get a feel for the community and a look at the history of Southern Oregon Film and Media. 

Wednesday September 2nd, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
plus the SOFaM Minute
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Taprock Northwest Grill, 971 SE 6th Street, Grants Pass <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out whats happening in the production scene. And take your turn during the SOFaM Minute to introduce yourself or tell us what you’re up to.

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Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Klamath Independent Film Festival
7:00pm
Ross Ragland Theater, 218 N 7th St, Klamath Falls <map>

The Klamath Film Makers Group presents the 3rd Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival, showing films created by filmmakers from Klamath, Lake, Jackson, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties, or films shot predominantly in those counties. The festival takes place at the Ross Ragland Theater, an 800 seat genuine Art Deco movie theater renovated beautifully to serve as Klamath Falls’ cultural arts center.

Cash prizes of $250, $100, and $50 will go to the top three Jury Award films.

The festival is FREE to attend.

Visit KIFF on the web and Facebook. SOFaM is a proud sponsor of KIFF.

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Saturday, August 15th, 2015
Killer Valley Horror Film Festival
6:00pm to 11:00pm
Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak Street, Ashland <map>

Created by SOFaM member Randy Granstrom, don’t miss the 7th Annual KVHFF! A night of short & feature length Horror and Fantasy themed films from around the world. Many of the filmmakers will be on hand to introduce their films and interact with afterwards.

Adrienne King, from the classic horror films Friday the 13th and Friday the 13th Part 2, will be there selling her wine and signing autographs. The evening also features belly dancing, adult beverages and a wicked after party in the Armory’s VIP section

Tickets are $10 at the door. Must be 18+ to attend. Invite your friends!

Visit KVHFF on the web and Facebook. SOFaM is a proud sponsor of KVHFF.

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
and Membership Renewal Party!
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Digger’s Goodyear Tavern, 101 S. Riverside Ave, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out whats happening in the production scene. We’ll be celebrating a new SOFaM Membership year, so renew before Cameras & Cocktails then come and celebrate. And to really get the party started, your first drink is on us!

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
SOU Digital Media Center Tour and Open House
Tour begins at 6:00pm, Open House till 8:00pm
SOU DMC, 1525 Webster St, Ashland <map>

Get a Members Only special tour of the Digital Media Center at SOU and learn how this incredible resource can benefit your productions.

About SOU DMC
Renewed. Revamped. Recharged.

The Digital Media Center at Southern Oregon University provides a space where people, tools and technology blend together to inspire relevant and compelling media for the 21st century. The center serves both the university and the larger community in Southern Oregon and the Rogue River Valley. The DMC builds on and expands the mission of SOU’s Rogue Valley Community Television organization (RVTV), and also works closely with the university’s Center for Emerging Media & Digital Arts (EMDA) and other academic departments.

The DMC’s 8500-square-foot facility includes a digital media teaching classroom and lab with 20 multimedia workstations, a state-of-the-art television production studio with a permanent lighting grid, a digital master control center for playback and archiving of programming, and an equipment room with cameras, lighting and sound equipment available for student and community check-out.

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Sunday, July 12th, 2015
Summer Screwball Series presents Some Like It Hot
9:30pm
*FREE*
ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends and enjoy some of the best Hollywood comedies under the stars every other Sunday during the Summer Screwball Series, sponsored by Ashland Home Net, AIFF, Morical House, Dr. John Sager, ScienceWorks, and SOFaM.

See the other dates and films in the series and download the flyer here.

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
and another SOFaM Minute
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Red Lily Vineyards, 11777 OR-238, Jacksonville <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene. And take your turn during the SOFaM Minute to introduce yourself or tell us what you’re up to.

About Red Lily
Winner of the Best Winery award three years in a row by the readers of Southern Oregon magazine, Owners Lee and Rachael Martin are dedicated to the craft of winemaking in the Spanish tradition, and have created a warm and welcoming environment for tasting, events, or just hanging out. They even have a little beach on the shores of the Applegate River that flows right past the vineyard.

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Sunday, June 28th, 2015
Summer Screwball Series presents The Lady Eve
9:30pm
*FREE*
ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends and enjoy some of the best Hollywood comedies under the stars every other Sunday during the Summer Screwball Series, sponsored by Ashland Home Net, AIFF, Morical House, Dr. John Sager, ScienceWorks, and SOFaM.

See the other dates and films in the series and download the flyer here.

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Saturday, June 20th, 2015
OSF Costume Rental Tour*
11:00am
OSF Production Facility, 408 Talent Ave., Talent <map>

SOFaM member OSF Costume Rentals will be giving members a special private look at the extensive collection housed in their massive new warehouse at OSF Production Facility in Talent. Don’t miss this amazing up-close look at the thousands of outfits, accessories, and more available for rent for your next production.

About OSF Costume Rentals (from their website):
Since 2004, the exquisite costumes created by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s talented professional artisans have been available for professional use through OSF Costume Rentals. We offer a wide variety of costumes, accessories and footwear, in many different styles and periods, from Roman to Modern, and beyond, featuring an extensive selection of Medieval and Renaissance costumes.

The OSF Costume Rentals fast and friendly staff will help you find what you need for your next production or film. We pull orders for our out of town customers and ship anywhere in the country, so you do not need to come to our facility in person in order to rent. Weekly and production rentals are available to television, film and photography, and reduced rates are available to schools, nonprofit theaters and nonprofit organizations. Our online gallery features thousands of pictures of our costume collection available for rental.

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Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Summer Screwball Series presents His Girl Friday
9:30pm
*FREE*
ScienceWorks Museum, 1500 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Bring blankets, chairs, snacks and friends and enjoy some of the best Hollywood comedies under the stars every other Sunday during the Summer Screwball Series, sponsored by Ashland Home Net, AIFF, Morical House, Dr. John Sager, ScienceWorks, and SOFaM.

See the other dates and films in the series and download the flyer here.

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Callahan’s Lodge, 7100 Old Hwy 99 S, Ashland <map>

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015
SOU Student Film Festival
7:00pm
Varsity Theatre, 166 N. Main St, Ashland <map>

Come out to support the next generation of filmmakers at SOU’s annual student film festival. Winners will receive a free one-year student membership to SOFaM.

Visit their Facebook page to stay up to date on the festival.

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Howiee’s on Front, 16 N Front St, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

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Thursday, April 9 to Monday, April 13, 2015
Ashland Independent Film Festival

For schedule and ticket information, visit the AIFF website.

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Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
plus a Tour of the Randall Theater
AND the SOFaM Minute

6:00pm – Tour of the Randall Theater
Randall Theater, 10 E 3rd St, Medford <map>

7:00pm to 9:00pm – Cameras & Cocktails
Bohemian Club; Grill, 123 W Main St, Medford <map>

We’re kicking off the evening with an introduction and tour of the Randall Theater. Meet the theater’s Artistic Director, some of the company members, and get a close-up look at one of Southern Oregon’s most beloved playhouses.

About the Randall Theater (from their website):
The Randall Theatre is an intimate community playhouse committed to high quality productions in drama, comedy and musical theater. We strive to bring together the best in Southern Oregon actors, directors and technical staff in an inviting and meaningful setting. As the only theater in Oregon to offer a “Pay What You Want” program for all of it’s shows, the Randall is making live theater affordable for all.

After the Randall Theater, we’ll gather upstairs at the Bohemian Club for another evening of our effective and popular SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

We’ll be doing our first SOFaM Minute of 2015 as well (since we didn’t get to it last time). So if you’re new to the group, have something to share, or just want to say hi and remind everyone of who you are and what you do, don’t miss this great member benefit to SOFaM.

About the Bohemian Club (from their website):
The Bohemian Club menu highlights casual, southern-inspired food with an emphasis on using locally and regionally sourced ingredients. We offer a full bar with a range of cocktails, both classic and contemporary, as well as wine from our region and around the world. We feature eight rotating taps with craft beers and ciders as well as a large selection of bottled beers.

We are located in the Bohemian Club building, circa 1905, in downtown Medford. This beautiful brick building has a long history. Originally a hotel annex, then a union hall, it became known as the Bohemian Club in 1933. We wanted to embrace and honor the building and its historic signage, which is why we have returned to this name.

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Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer*
plus the first SOFaM Minute of 2015
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Back Porch BBQ, 605 N. 5th St., Jacksonville <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

We’ll be doing our first SOFaM Minute of 2015 as well. So if you’re new to the group, have something to share, or just want to say hi and remind everyone of who you are and what you do, don’t miss this great member benefit to SOFaM.

And if you haven’t been to the Back Porch Bar & Grill, you’re in for a real treat. This down home establishment is filled with artifacts from Jacksonville’s heyday as a Western gold mining town – wagonwheels, saddles, and more. Great place for BBQ and burgers and beer!

About Back Porch (from their website):

Family owned and operated since 1989, the Back Porch Bar & Grill serves up authentic Texas Style BBQ, Steaks, Burgers, Sandwiches, Wraps, Entrée Salads, and so much more.

Whether your destination is Historic Jacksonville or the Applegate Wine Country, the Back Porch Bar & Grillis definitely the place to eat before or after your visit. Our city boasts its designation as a National Historic Landmark, having preserved its Gold Rush Roots from the 1800s. The Back Porch is filled with wagon wheels, saddles, and pictures from a long forgotten era, keeping with the theme of our historic city.

Kick off your boots and stay awhile!

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Blackstone Audio Behind the Scenes Tour*
Tour starts at 1:00pm
Blackstone Audio, 31 Mistletoe Road, Ashland <map>

Blackstone Audio isn’t just one of the most successful companies in Ashland, its one of the most successful audiobook creators and retailers in the marketplace. Everything is done on site, including audio recording and mixing, graphic design, packaging and fulfillment, and sales and marketing. And their facility is state-of-the-art. Its no wonder the company’s president and CEO Josh Stanton was chosen to represent the Ashland digital business culture when Google named Ashland its eCity Digital Capital for 2015. Best of all, Blackstone is a SOFaM member and eager to show members its facilities and services.

The tour is free but space is limited for this amazing look behind the scenes, so please pre-register on Eventbrite here.

About Blackstone Audio (from their website):
Blackstone Audio, Inc., founded by Craig and Michelle Black in 1987, is the largest independent audiobook company in America today. Unlike most audiobook publishers, Blackstone is not a part of a larger corporation and is still owned and run by its founders. They, and all the employees at Blackstone, are here because they love books, audiobooks, and the culture of the company—a culture of family and pride in the quality of our products, service, and relationships.

Our superior content, narrators and producers, eye-catching packaging, and state-of-the-art recording studios result in the highest quality audiobooks for libraries, retail stores, Internet stores, and digital downloads.

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Saturday & Sunday, February 7th & 8th, 2015
Dov Simen’s 2-Day Film Workshop
Clinton Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland <map>

SOFaM members receive a discount off the regular price

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2015
2014 Wrap Celebration / 2015 Kickoff Party*
7:00pm to 10:00pm
Historic Ashland Armory Theatre, 208 Oak Street, Ashland <map>

Join SOFaM in celebrating a fantastic year and getting the next one started off right!

We’ll be showing the SOFaM 2014 Highlights and Compilation reels, installing our newly elected board members, raffling off a ticket to the AIFF Oscar Gala, recognizing some outstanding members and colleagues, and in general, having a great time!

All members are welcome – Professionals, Companies, Supporters, and Students. Guest are welcome too, especially those that might want to join SOFaM!

Sponsors include Live at the Armory, Below Stairs Productions, AIFF, Dana Campbell Winery, EdenVale Winery, Martino’s Restaurant, Omar’s Restaurant, and Standing Stone Brewery!

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Friday & Saturday, January 30th & 31st, 2015
Siskiyou FilmFest
Friday: Doors open at 5:30pm, films start at 6:30pm
Saturday: Doors open at 12noon, afternoon films run from 1-5pm, evening films start at 6:30pm
Grants Pass High School, 830 NE Ninth Street, Grants Pass <map>

The Siskiyou FilmFest is a production of KS Wild (Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center). The festival focuses on the activism, science and history of the environmental movement and features award-winning films about people creating real world solutions to today’s environmental challenges on a local, regional and global scale. Whenever possible they offer films produced in or about Oregon or the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Feature films this year include “Forever Wild” narrated by Robert Redford and “OR-7 the Journey” about southern Oregon’s popular gray wolf.

Visit their website for more info: http://siskiyoufilmfest.org/

SOFaM is proud to be a contributing sponsor to the Siskiyou FilmFest.

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Friday, December 19th, 2014
Wild opens at the Varsity Theatre

Varsity Theatre, 166 East Main Street, Ashland <map>

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
7pm to 9pm
Enoteca Wine Bar, 17 N. Main Street in Lithia Plaza, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene. Its Free Spaghetti night at Enoteca too, so grab a plate and grab a glass and head upstairs at Enoteca where we will be gathering.

About Enoteca (from their website):
Enoteca, Italian for wine library, is located on the Ashland Plaza in a beautiful, historic building. The oak-paneled rooms let you escape to a more relaxing time. Enjoy a break in your day or start your evening with us. Taste wines at the downstairs bar or slip into one of our comfortable leather chairs upstairs and sip a glass of wine with friends. We offer a variety of flight options and wines by the glass or bottle.

Taste daily flights of regional wines along with EdenVale’s premium wines. Each month we focus on a wine varietal or blend as part of our Taste Rogue wine program. We bring in our favorite brands from around the southern Oregon region. There is always something new and interesting to explore the wide range of Rogue vitaculture.

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Sunday, November 16th, 2014
BGG poster By God’s Grace Charity Screening
Doors open at 6:00pm; Movie starts at 6:30pm
Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. <map>

An Invitation from the Producers of By God’s Grace:
We will be having a premiere for the movie that we all worked so hard on; and to top it off, it will be a charity event for Hearts With A Mission. Each ticket will be $10, but 100% of all sales will go to Hearts With A Mission. We are hoping for a complete sell out. If we do, then we may open up for a matinee. So buy now and spread the word. Please print and bring tickets to the event.

Here is the link to purchase the tickets: https://liveatthearmory.webconnex.com/ByGodsGrace

Tickets also available at the Armory day of.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of By God’s Grace, and Hearts With A Mission thanks you too.

Watch the trailer for By God’s Grace
Visit the By God’s Grace Facebook page

This event is sponsored by Brian Case of Guild Mortgage Company.

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
7pm to 9pm
4 Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W. Main Street, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaM networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene. And check out Medford’s own authentic Irish pub! Drinks are on you, but SOFaM will treat everyone with some great Irish appetizers.

About 4 Daughters (from their website): 4 Daughters is a local business based upon the premise of bringing simple yet delicious food to our community in a family friendly, comfortable and authentic Irish atmosphere.

Using the freshest ingredients available, we make most of our items in house, and take care of the environment in the process. We make it a point to recycle all our glass, paper and cooking oil. Our take out boxes are completely biodegradable. We believe that being eco-friendly helps to ensure our families’ futures.

Our Mission is to provide an excellent dining and entertainment experience in a comfortable, friendly environment for a fair and reasonable price.

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Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 2014
Open House at the new Ashland Hills Hotel
11am to 3pm
Ashland Hills Hotel, 2525 Ashland Street, Ashland <map>

Join the Neuman Hotel Group in celebrating the opening of Phase I of their multi-million dollar remodel of the old Windmill Inn. When completed the hotel will boast over 230 guest rooms and suites, and over 10,000 square feet of banquet space that can accommodate events up to 700 people.

Experience uplifting 1970s retro-modern and timeless designs, a perfect combination of practicality and indulgence. Step into the light flooded two stories high lobby featuring the original globe lighting and acrylic chandeliers. The informal lifestyle of the 1970s produced furniture that catered to leisure and entertaining. An eclectic collection of such pieces can be found throughout the lobby, which has been reimagined by the owner Becky Neuman.

Press Release on the open house with more descriptions of the remodel.
Visit the Ashland Hills Hotel website.

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Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Movie Making in the Rogue Valley: A Historical Perspective
A part of the Southern Oregon History Series
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland <map>

This is an encore of the same presentation happening on October 1st at the Medford Library. See above for details.

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
Plus another round of the SOFaT Minute
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak Street, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaT networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

Come check out what’s new at the Historic Ashland Armory too. The facility has a new caretaker, the event production company Live At The Armory. They’ve upgraded the video and audio systems, put in a licensed bar, increased the catering options, and are filling the Armory calendar with musical acts, community events, private parties and more. The Armory has been host to several film and video shoots, and Jason and Jack and their Live At The Armory staff are eager for more.

To learn more about our hosts visit Live At The Armory on the web.

We’re going to do another round of the SOFaT Minute as well. So if you’re new to the group, have something to share, or just want to say hi and remind everyone of who you are and what you do, don’t miss this great member benefit to SOFaT.

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Movie Making in the Rogue Valley: A Historical Perspective
A part of the Southern Oregon History Series
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Medford Library, 205 South Central Ave., Medford <map>

Edwin Battistella, English professor at SOU, presents the history of film in Southern Oregon, with some facts and figures provided by SOFaT. This free lunchtime series, featuring well-known writers and historians, brings alive the people, values, and events that shaped our Southern Oregon heritage. Lectures are cosponsored by the Southern Oregon Historical Society and the Jackson County Library Services.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Tour of KOBI-TV 5 and Pilot Rock Productions Facility**
Time: Tour starts at 5:30pm
Location: KOBI, 125 South Fir Street Medford <map>

Come get a glimpse behind the scenes of the KOBI-TV 5 evening newscast and tour the station, news studio, control room, shooting stage and the production and post facility of their in-house commercial production department (and SOFaT member), Pilot Rock Productions.

For more info, visit KOBI-5 and Pilot Rock Productions online.

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
and Segway Training and Ride!

Segway Riding
Time: 4pm to 6:30pm
Location: Segway of Jacksonville, 360 N Oregon St, Jacksonville <map>

Networking Mixer
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Frau Kemmling Schoolhaus Brewhaus, 525 Bigham Knoll Dr, Jacksonville <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaT networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out what’s happening in the production scene.

Start off the evening with our annual Segway Training and Ride compliments of Segway of Jacksonville. Learn how to ride these two-wheeled marvels or better your skills. For experienced riders, take a spin on the hands-free Segway made especially as a mobile filming platform. Bring your camera for this part of the event! To learn more about Segways and Segway of Jacksonville, visit their website.

Next, we’ll gather at Frau Kemmling on Bigham Knoll in Jacksonville for some great popular networking. SOFaT will provide some tasty German menu items. We’ll also get a tour of this amazing property which includes the restaurant and bar, outdoor patios including a new Biergarten, old-school classrooms, meeting rooms, a bell tower, sprawling grounds, and a ballroom/event center. Since opening their doors in the Fall of 2010, they have served over 17,000 schnitzels, 5,260 brats and 10,000 Pretzels and too many cold draught biers to count! Come discover the fun of German dining with authentic Bavarian cuisine in a hoppy atmosphere! Learn more at the Frau Kemmling website.

 

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
TriCaster Seminar
“Super Charge Your Live Production with TriCaster”
Time: 12pm to 2pm
Location: Homewood Suites, Siskiyou Room, 2010 Hospitality Way, Medford <map>

Key Code Media & NewTek will be hosting Super Charge Your Live Production, featuring NewTek TriCaster version 2.0 . Come out and see how TriCaster has made changes to make your production easier & better.

The innovations in the newest TriCaster release now bring high-powered visuals, faster workflows, and more control for television stations and studios, trucks and facilities, video pros and Internet TV producers to execute shows that are bigger and bolder than ever before. Now that you can save up to 40% on upgrading TriCaster, it’s become urgent to learn the latest features of TriCaster and how it can benefit your live streaming/webcast production! Discover how you can “Find Your Super Powers” with the latest product line from NewTek.

The event is FREE but you must register to attend. Click here for more information or click here to register.

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Monday, August 25th, 2014
2nd Annual Klamath Independent Film Festival
Time: 7pm to 9:30pm
Location: Ross Ragland Theatre, 218 N 7th St, Klamath Falls <map>

Come out and celebrate locally made short films. The Klamath Film Makers Group and Ross Ragland Theater are teaming up to show the work of independent filmmakers from Klamath, Lake, Jackson, Siskiyou and Modoc Counties, in the 2nd annual Klamath Independent Film Festival. SOFaT members David Kirk West, Bruce Bayard, Ross Williams and Richard Jensen all have films showing in the festival.

Last year’s inaugural festival was a rousing success. Nearly 200 audience members turned out and cheered a great selection of works from local filmmakers. This year’s festival is expected to draw even more filmmakers and audience members. The 2-hour program will be followed by a question & answer session with the filmmakers about their films and about the Klamath Film Maker’s Group. SOFaT will also be there to talk about filmmaking across the region.

The Ragland’s genuine Art Deco movie theater is a perfect and valued venue for this event and is a great opportunity for residents in the area to be exposed to the art of filmmaking, both as an audience and as potential filmmakers

The event is FREE to attend. More information about Klamath Film Makers group can be found here. For more on the event and the Ross Ragland theater, click here.

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Saturday, August 9th, 2014
Introduction and Tour of Mountain High Aviation**
Time: 10:00am to Noon
Location: Mountain High Aviation, Ashland Airport, 445 Dead Indian Memorial Rd., Ashland <map>

New SOFaT member Mountain High Aviation would like to get to know you better and vice versa, so they are hosting an open house and tour of their Ashland Airport facility.

Mountain High Aviation is a multi-faceted aviation company that provides custom charter, aviation, aircraft maintenance and modification services, as well as aerial photography with conventional video/photo, LiDAR and Synthetic aperture radar. They even have an HD Cineflex system.

So come on down, meet Ben, their fearless leader, and check out their collection of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters.

For more information, visit the Mountain High Aviation website.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
and Membership Renewal Party!
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Dana Campbell Vineyards, 1320 N Mountain Ave, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaT networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out whats happening in the production scene. We’ll be celebrating a new SOFaT Membership year, so renew before Cameras & Cocktails then come and celebrate!

About Dana Campbell Vineyards (from their website)

Our vineyards and tasting room are nestled in the foothills just across I-5 adjacent to the City of Ashland in Southern Oregon’s beautiful Rogue Valley. We produce only the highest quality wines from our estate grown grapes. We invite you to come taste our wines in our relaxed and picturesque environment. You might find the view and atmosphere irresistible. Invite your friends and stay a little longer to enjoy a glass or two.

As we continue to expand, we will fully exploit the quality our small vineyard has to offer and keep the production to roughly 250 cases per varietal per year. All of our estate grapes are grown on the sunny south facing slopes of the Rogue Valley and get the small vineyard care and attention to enable the best quality for exceptional wines.

Our tasting room is open Thursday to Sunday from noon to 5pm. Come play bocce ball, enjoy the nice weather, site by the outdoor fire pit as it gets a bit chillier, or just sit inside and enjoy the spectacular view and excellent, award winning wines.

For more information, visit the Dana Campbell Vineyard website.

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Sunday, July 20th, 2014
SOFaT Film Insider Screening
Presenting SONG OF THE NEW EARTH
followed by a talkback with Producer Sophie Jane Mortimer
“Producing Documentaries to Inform & Inspire”

Time: Screening starts at 6:20pm, Talkback immediately after
Location: Varsity Theatre, 166 E. Main St., Ashland <map>
Cost: Tickets are $10.50, SOFaT members and Students receive a $2 discount

Get an Insider’s view of the documentary process and learn more about this lyrical documentary.

For more details, visit the Film Insider Screenings page.

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Sunday, July 6th, 2014
SOFaT Film Insider Screening
Presenting NIGHT MOVES
followed by a talkback with Producer Neil Kopp
“Producing the Indie Film”

Time: Screening starts at 6:00pm, Talkback immediately after
Location: Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St., Ashland <map>
Cost: Tickets are $10.50, SOFaT members and Students receive a $2 discount

Get an Insider’s view of the independent film process from one of the indie world’s most prolific and creatively successful producers.

For more details, visit the Film Insider Screenings page.

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Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
and the return of the SOFaT MINUTE
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: The Point Pub and Grill, 311 E Pine Street, Central Point <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaT networking. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out whats happening in the production scene. And take the stage with your SOFaT Minute

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Saturday, June 28th, 2014
Killer Valley Horror Film Festival
Time: 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Club 66, 1951 Ashland Street, Ashland <map>
Cost: $5 at the door

The Killer Valley Horror Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent motion pictures in the Horror and Sci-Fi Genres.

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Taprock Northwest Grill, 971 SE 6th St, Grants Pass <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene.

 

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Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Special Benefit Screening: REDWOOD HIGHWAY
Benefitting Josephine County Search and Rescue
Time: 11:00am
Location: SouthGate Cinemas, 1625 Ringuette St, Grants Pass <map

Come and support this important community resource that volunteered their personnel and equipment in support of our industry. The Command Vehicle used in the film, as well as several classic cars from the Southern Oregon Classic Car Club, will be on hand for viewing.

All ticket sales go to support the Search and Rescue Team.

 

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Film Insider Screenings: REDWOOD HIGHWAY
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Meet the Crew
Times: 6:30pm and 9:00pm
Location: Varsity Theatre, 166 E Main St, Ashland <map>
Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Meet the Crew
Times: 6:30pm and 9:00pm
Location: SouthGate Cinemas, 1625 Ringuette St, Grants Pass <map>
Monday, May 26th, 2014
Meet the Local Cast
Times: 6:30pm and 9:00pm
Location: Varsity Theatre, 166 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Visit the Film Insider Screenings page for more details.

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SOU Student Film Festival
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Varsity Theatre, 166 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Time: Festival at 7:00pm, After Party at 9:00pm
Location: Meese Auditorium, Art Building, SOU, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland <map>

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Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
And SourceOregon Directory Release
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Whiskey Room , 31 St. Grape St., Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene.

We’ll also have the just-released SOURCEOREGON DIRECTORY on hand. A free copy comes with Professional memberships, compliments of our friends at the OMPA. Other members can purchase a copy for only $15. This is the printed companion to the online statewide industry directory managed by the OMPA, which gets widely distributed to producers and production companies across the country. Many of us in SOFaT also list there, which we encourage all of our professional members to do.

So come to the Whiskey Room to celebrate the SourceOregon release as well!

About the Whiskey Room:

The Whiskey Room is a new venue in Medford and we’re excited to get a look at it. Its already proving quite popular for evening music, dinner, dancing and drinks.

Whiskey Room of Medford will bring big city experience to Southern Oregon! Open Wed-Fri from 5pm/Sat from 8pm until the party is over. Each night we will be bringing exciting local and regional musicians as well as touring big scale entertainment.

Play pool or watch the game on any of our 16 high def TV’s. On Fridays indulge in classic Motown with Danielle Kelly and Sweet Talk from 6-9pm.

Later in the evening grab a cocktail and a seat in one of our many plush lounge areas as you enjoy our unique video DJ experience. Then prepare to dance the night away with Oregons biggest and best light and music show.

Check out the Whiskey Room website for information, menus, photos and more.

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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Tour of KDRV Newswatch 12 Sound Stage**
Time: 5:30pm
Location: KDRV, 1090 Knutson Ave., Medford <map>

Get a closeup look at KDRV and their sound studio. With a two wall cyc, green screen insert wall, full grid and lighting board and big load-in doors, this space is a great shooting environment available to outside productions. We’ll get a glimpse into their newsroom and control room as well. Don’t miss it!

Learn more about KDRV here.

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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Taroko Pan-Pacific Bistro, 62 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene.

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
Including the introduction of the SOFaT MINUTE
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Paschal Winery, 1122 Suncrest Road, Talent <map>

Join fellow members for another evening of our famous SOFaT networking alongside a great selection of local wines. Make new connections, strengthen old ones, and find out whats happening in the production scene.

Paschal Winery sits amongst picturesque rows of vines with incredible views of the Rogue Valley. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, sit out on the deck, or enjoy the warm environment of their event and tasting room. You might find it the perfect location for a future film production or event.

We’ll also take some time during the event to give everyone who wants your SOFaT Minute to introduce yourself, talk about what you do, what you’ve got coming up, what you’re looking for, etc. Its your minute, so you say whatever you’d like!

For more information on Paschal Winery, visit their website.

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
SOFaT Film Insider Screening
Presenting THE MONUMENTS MEN
followed by a talkback with Hollywood Story Analyst Jana Carole
“Develop Your Screenplay the Hollywood Way”

Time: Screening starts at 6:30pm, Talkback immediately after
Location: Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St., Ashland <map>

Come get an Insider’s view of how scripts are chosen for the screen and learn how to have your screenplay move from the page to the screen via a Hollywood studio.

Visit the SOFaT Film Insider Series page for more details.

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Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Event**
with an Introduction and Tour of the Inn at the Commons
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Inn at the Commons, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford <map>

The Inn at the Commons is open for business so come on by for an up-close look! Formerly the Red Lion Hotel, the property was purchased by the Neumann Hotel Group, owners of the Ashland Springs Hotel, Lithia Springs Resort, Waterstone Spa and Larks Ashland. They took it through an extensive remodel and rebranding which is now complete.

We’ll hold our networking mixer in the bar of Larks Home Kitchen inside the hotel. What used to be Characters is now a very cool and comfortable space. We’ll be met by staff of the hotel for a re-introduction to the property and a look at what they’ve done.

Check out the hotel’s website for more info and some great pictures.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about one of the exciting new resources in Medford as you spend an evening with fellow SOFaT members at our ever-popular casual networking event.

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Saturday, January 18th, 2014
Tour of KTVL News10**
Time: 5:30pm
Location: KTVL News10, 1440 Rossanley Drive (Hwy 238), Medford <map>

Welcome to KTVL News10 for a station tour and behind-the-scenes look at a local newscast in live production. KTVL is the region’s CBS and CW affiliate, as well as one of three TV stations producing local news.

Creative Services Director (and SOFaT member) Mike Gantenbein, will escort us on a walking tour through the newsroom and news production facilities, plus the studio and master control operations. We will meet the people who put on the news and see what goes on behind the camera to get newscasts on the air every day. The on-air talent are anchors Caitlin Conrad and Jessica De Nova, along with meteorologist Milt Radford. Also joining us will be General Manager Kingsley Kelley and HR/Programming Director Sheila Giorgetti.

Don’t miss this up-close and personal look at a modern news operation and make some strong connections you can tap into looking for news coverage of your projects.

*Space may be limited, so please check with us if you plan to bring a guest.

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Thursday, December 5th, 2013
2013 SOFaT Wrap Celebration**”

Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: Southern Oregon Digital Media Center, 1525 Webster St., Ashland <map>

Join fellow members and special guests for an end-of-year celebration. We’ll be showcasing some of the great work accomplished in the past year, announcing a new SOFaT Board, and honoring a few special invitees.

This event is BY INVITATION ONLY, so look for your official invite coming soon and please RSVP.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2013
Media Maven Julie Akins presents “How to Talk to the Media and Get Them to Talk Back”

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Southern Oregon Digital Media Center, 1535 Webster St., Ashland <map>
Cost: Cost: $100 for non-members; $50 for SOFaT members; $10 for Students

To register for the one day seminar, contact: Julie Akins, jakins@kobi5.com

Topics include:
• With so many media outlets, many of them shrinking and combining, who do you speak to and how can you make your story stand out?
• How can you be sure the message you are presenting is what they’re hearing?
• How do you manage crisis in the media?
• How to be on camera live, on tape or Skype
• How to create a video message for your web and youtube and how to get other media to pick it up
• What’s a news release and how to create an effective one that will get the call back
• How to participate in a meaningful way with media in your community

Who is the Media Maven?
Julie Akins is the current News Director of KOBI TV in Medford. She served as a consultant for the California Media Collaborative specializing in assisting worthy causes and groups in receiving media coverage Akins has been a reporter in San Francisco at KRON 4, a News Director in several large markets including Las Vegas and has been a researcher and field producer for numerous investigative units in broadcasting including Fox and NBC. She is also a frequent story telling and journalism lecturer at SOU and Emerson College in Boston.

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Friday, November 15th, 2013
Becoming an Independent Filmmaker with Reina-Marie Loader

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Ashland Art Center, 357 E. Main St., Ashland <map>
Cost: $30

Learn about the steps involved in becoming an independent documentary filmmaker from one of the best.

Join Reina-Marie Loader as she discusses the various issues that may arise from documentary production, including the kinds of things that a filmmaker may encounter, like ethical considerations, dealing with interviewees, finding a topic, research, practicalities like contracts and releases, how to discover what type of filmmaker you are, and to have the courage to stay true to what you want to do.

For more info or advance tickets, visit http://artinspiresashland.org and click on Workshops & Presentations.

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer and Holly Theater Tour**

Tour of the Holly Theater
Time: 7:00pm to 7:45pm
Location: Holly Theater, 232 W. 6th St., Medford <map>

Networking Mixer
Time: 7:45pm to 9:00pm
Location: Havana Republic, 123 West Main St., Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene. Don’t miss it!

And don’t miss a special SOFaT Only tour of the Holly Theater, the cultural landmark getting renovated from the inside out. Still a work in progress, we’ll get a special peak at the reconstruction in order to start those creative juices flowing to use the Holly Theater as a location, a screening space, and more. The tour of the theater will start at 7:00pm sharp, so come to the theater first.

For more information, visit the Holly Theater website.

After the tour, we’ll head over to Havana Republic inside the Bohemian Club building for our popular networking mixer. While there, we’ll be given a quick tour of their Sky Bar, a 2000 square foot event facility, also a great place for filming, screenings or events.

For more information, visit the Havana Club website.

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Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Cameras & Cocktails Networking Mixer and Brewery Tour**

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm (Tour starts at 7:30pm)
Location: Caldera Brewery and Restaurant, 590 Clover Lane, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene. Don’t miss it!

We’re also going to be checking out a new space in Ashland, perfect for events or that short film set in a brewery. The tour of the brewery will start at 7:30pm sharp, so be there by then.

About Caldera Brewery

Started in just 1996 with one draft beer, Caldera Brewery in Ashland is the first microbrewery in Oregon to craft and can its own beers, and is now distributed across the US and in England and Japan.

The brewery and restaurant occupy a new 31,000 square foot building. The restaurant has one of Southern Oregon’s largest bottle collections with over 5000 cans and bottles, and with 27 different Caldera beers on tap, you will be sure to find a beer of your liking.

For more information, visit the Caldera Brewing Company website.

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August 7th, 2013
Cameras and Cocktails Networking Mixer and Renewals Party with Special Prize Giveaway**
PLUS a Special Introduction to the Ashland Art Center
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Ashland Art Center, 357 E Main St, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene.

We’ll also be celebrating the start of a new membership year, the recent increase in our state filming incentive, and raffling off a couple fantastic prizes to all active members. You don’t want to miss that!

PLUS, we’ll get to know the Ashland Art Center, one of SOFaT’s newest members, and what resources they offer for film and video productions. Don’t miss it!

About the Ashland Art Center (from their website):
The Ashland Art Center is a vital resource for art experience and education. It offers economic and social support to the visual arts community and provides the arena for artists and the larger community to come together, interact and engage in dialogue. The Art Center’s exquisite gallery showcases the work of local artists, which changes monthly, and two levels of working artist studios also serve as exhibition spaces where artist show their work and offer it for sale.

The Art Center offers an exciting line-up of classes and workshops in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and more as well as uninstructed life drawing and ceramic studio time. We also have an excellent selection of fine art supplies for adults and children!

For more information, visit the Ashland Art Center website.

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July 3rd, 2013
Cameras and Cocktails Networking Mixer**
PLUS a Special Tour of the Southern Oregon Brewery
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Southern Oregon Brewing Company, 1922 United Way, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for another of our popular networking events. Make new connections in the business, strengthen existing ones, and learn what’s going on in the production scene. PLUS, we’ll get a Special Tour of the Brewery. You don’t want to miss this one!

About the Brewery:
Southern Oregon Brewing Company is an 11,000 sq. ft. craft brewery located in Medford, Oregon. They create their beers with a brand new, state of the art, 20-barrel, 4-vessel stainless-steel brewing system, giving them the capacity to produce more than 40,000 barrels/year.

About the Beer:
Brewed with uncompromised standards, they’re dedicated to producing a full line of tantalizing brews using old-world brewing techniques and only the finest natural ingredients.

About the Tap Room:
Don’t mistake it for one of those yuppie brew pubs, which are big on food and light on real beer. They created the simple and tasteful Tap Room for real beer lovers. Its a casual drinking environment that is a wonderful place to hang out with friends and have a real conversation. The Tap Room is separated from the brewery by large glass windows which will allow customers to view the activities on the production floor while enjoying the beers.

For more information, visit the SOB Facebook page.

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June 15, 2013
OSF Costume Department Tour**
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: OSF Costume Department, 255 Helman St. #4, Ashland <map>

The manager of the rental department, Emily Ehrlich Inget, is giving SOFaT a special orientation and behind-the-scenes look at this extensive costume facility. You’ll be amazed at how much is here and how accessible it is. Come for the tour and learn how this incredible resource can help make your productions the best they can be, just like the local production WALK-IN and numerous network TV shows and Hollywood movies like Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock (NBC), True Blood (HBO), JACK AND JILL with Adam Sandler and Al Pacino and the up-coming features ORC WARS, DRAGON WARRIORS and ZOMBIE HUNTER.

From the OSF Costume Shop Website:

The exquisite costumes created by OSF’s talented professional artisans are now available through our full-service costume rental facility. We offer a wide variety of costumes and accessories in many different styles and periods, from Roman to Modern, and beyond. We feature an extensive selection of Medieval and Renaissance costumes, as well as costumes from popular productions such as Pride & Prejudice, Our Town, The Music Man, She Loves Me and countless others.

The OSF Costume Rentals staff will help you find what you need for your next production or film. We ship anywhere in the country, and reduced rates are available to schools, theaters and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, visit the OSF Costume Shop website.

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June 5, 2013
Cameras and Cocktails Networking Mixer**
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Avalon Bar and Grill, 105 W. Valley View Road, Talent <map>

Join fellow members for an evening of networking and connecting. Meet new members, reconnect with colleagues, find crew and offer your services. The best connections are made at opportunities like this.

The Avalon Bar and Grill is back from a brief closure and better than ever. The great vibe and dedication to quality are still there, but with a brand new look and menu. Come and check out this popular Southern Oregon food and music venue.

For more info on the Avalon Bar and Grill, visit their website.

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May 14, 2013
SOU Student Film Festival
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Varsity Theater, 166 E. Main St, Ashland <map>

Support our up and coming filmmakers at their annual film festival. Winners of the festival will receive a free one-year student membership to SOFaT.

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May 2, 2013
Industry Day at the State Capitol
Time: All Day
Location: Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court Street Northeast, Salem <map>

Join your colleagues from around the state in support of the film industry. Two years ago we prevented the OPIF program from being extinguished by working together to prove the value of media production jobs on Oregon’s economy. Now it’s time to do so again, and once again it is an uphill battle. We need your help.

HB 2267 supports doubling the business we recruit from OPIF and expands the program to include post-production and video games in addition to the major and indie-budget projects it currently supports. Every Oregon legislator needs to hear from us, and that will only happen if you help out.

Drive up to Salem either by yourself or with some fellow members or film industry supporters and drop in on our elected officials to voice your support for HB 2267 and urge them to support the Governor’s proposal to increase film production in Oregon by increasing the incentive.

For more information including the meetings scheduled with specific legislators, arrival time and carpool information, email governmentactionteam@filmsouthernoregon.org.

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May 1, 2013
Cameras and Cocktails Networking Mixer
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Four Daughters Irish Pub, 126 W Main St, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for an evening of networking and connecting. Meet new members, reconnect with colleagues, find crew and offer your services. The best connections are made at opportunities like this.

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April 14, 2013
“The Visual Mindscape of the Screenplay” Seminar
with Bill Boyle, professional screenwriter and instructor
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Jared Cruce Photography Studio, 280 E. Hersey St., Suite 18, Ashland <map>

$5 for SOFaT Members
$10 for Non-Members

Register by going to PayPal and making a payment to allthatsky@hotmail.com.

Bill Boyle is an award winning screenwriter who has been involved in the film industry in both Canada and the U.S. for over 25 years as a writer, director, agent, producer, story editor and mentor. More information on Bill Boyle can be found at www.billboyle.net.

He has become one of the most popular script consultants in the industry and has consulted on nearly 1,000 screenplays. Creative Screenwriting Magazine rated him among the top 10% of screenwriting consultants.

He presently teaches screenwriting at UCLA Extensions as well as lecturing at various universities and film schools throughout Canada and the United States. He also writes a bi-monthly column called “The Visual Mindscape” for www.scriptmag.com.

From Bill:
“A fully realized screenplay exhibits its story primarily through images: a “visual mindscape” told within the dramatic structure. This is why I believe that screenwriting is matchless as a form of storytelling. If done properly, the reader not only imagines the ‘other world’ you created, but becomes viscerally connected to it. By being able to actively participate in the unfolding of the story, the overall experience for the reader becomes a more visceral and luminous experience.”

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April 4-8, 2013
Ashland Independent Film Festival

Things are heating up for the upcoming Ashland Independent Film Festival. The films have been chosen from both near and far, and the staff and volunteers are busy getting ready for an amazing festival.

Tickets can be bought online through the festival’s website or in person at the ticket kiosk in Ashland Hardwired on A Street. They are going fast, but there are lots of great films that still have tickets.

Vist the AIFF website for festival and ticket information.

As a Supporting Sponsor of this year’s festival, SOFaT received 2 complimentary tickets to every time slot. Those tickets will be made available first come, first serve, to SOFaT members: Professional members first, then Students and Supporting members, limit one per member unless tickets remain. Keep an eye out for that information. If you want to see one, respond as soon as you can.

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April 5, 2013
Government Action Meeting and Training
Time: 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: Ashland Public Library, Gresham Room, 410 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland <map>

Join Team Leaders Greg Eliason, Ray Robison and Jasmine Karcey and let’s get busy securing a strong future for our industry! There’s a lot at stake this year, literally millions of dollars in potential incentives to help our filmmaking efforts.

We’re excited to have Oregon Film Office Executive Director Vince Porter and OMPA Executive Director Tom McFadden at the meeting to report the latest situation in Salem and help us craft our group message to our elected officials.

They will also talk about Media Day on May 2nd at the Capital and why its important for Southern Oregon to have a strong showing.

Keep Cameras Rolling in Southern Oregon!

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April 3, 2013
Cameras and Cocktails Networking Mixer
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: Caldera Tap House, 31 Water Street, Ashland <map>

Join fellow members for an evening of networking and connecting. Meet new members, reconnect with colleagues, find crew and offer your services. The best connections are made at opportunities like this.

The Caldera Tap House features Caldera Brewing Company’s finest Ashland brewed ales and lagers. Please come by and enjoy yourself on Ashland’s largest outdoor deck. Try one of their sample trays of internationally award winning ales and lagers.

For more info on the Tap House and Caldera ales and lagers, visit their website.

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March 23, 2013
Killer Valley Horror Film Festival
Time: 6:00pm to late
Location: Ashland Elks Lodge, 255 E Main St, Ashland <map>

The Killer Valley Horror Film Festival is an annual celebration of independent motion pictures in the Horror and Sci-Fi Genres. Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best SPFX, Best Actor and Best Actress will be given.

Films premiering at this year’s festival include:
I’M NOT JESSICA!
PARANORMAL HUNTERS 2
Random Axe Entertainment’s MASKED

Also appearing:
VAMPIRE CAMP
SELF-INFLICTED
WITCH GRAVEYARD
ISOLATION
OCCAM’S RAZOR

Come out to support independent horror and sci-fi cinema and the filmmakers behind it all.

For more info and clips from past films and awards, visit the KVHFF website.

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March 6, 2013
First Wednesday Cameras and Cocktails**
Time: 7:00pm to 900pm
Location: Porter’s Restaurant, 147 N. Front Street, Medford <map>

Join fellow members for an evening of networking and connecting. Meet new members, reconnect with colleagues, find crew and offer your services. The best connections are made at opportunities like this.

We’ll gather specifically in the upstairs balcony in the bar at the north end of the building.

Did you know that the recent indie production NIGHT MOVES, starring Jesse Eisenberg, filmed in Porters? More than just a great place for food and for us to gather and network, Porter Manager Shayla Swanson will be there to say hello and talk about Porter’s availability as a filming location. You won’t want to miss making this connection so you can increase the production values of your project by using Porters as a location.

To learn more about the restaurant and bar, their menu and interesting history, visit their website.

Stay after the meeting and join fellow SOFaT members and esteemed guests for a reception. Drinks and food will be served, compliments of Standing Stone Brewery and EdenVale Winery.

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